Nandini Ramani has more awards than most people have heard the word "Kuchipudi" in their lives. That kind of summarises this cause, we guess.
Parampara, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, is organising the Abhinaya Sudha 2006, a festival highlighting the expressional aspect of Indian dance traditions, from 1st to 3rd December. Six renowned dancers will perform the six dance forms of India: Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Mohini Attam, Kathak, Odissi and Vilasini Natyam.
Today, Nandini Ramani will be presenting a Kuchipudi dance recital at the Bhaskara Auditorium of B M Birla Science Centre. Nandini Ramani is a senior disciple of legendary Kalanidhi T Balasaraswati, and of an illustrious Nattuvanar for Bharata Natyam from Thanjavur, K Ganesan. She has also learned Carnatic vocal from Vidhwan B Krishna Murthy.
With nearly four decades of dancing experience behind her, she has performed at all major dance festivals of India and the world, including Canada, Netherlands, UK and USA. She has been conferred upon, the Bharat Kalachar Award, the Kala Seva Bharati award, the Kartik Fine Arts award for Bharata Natyam in 2004, and the Madras Telugu Academy award in 2000 & 2002.
Through Abhinaya Sudha, Parampara tries to explore the many dimensions of the expressional element in Indian dance traditions. With expansive dancing becoming the order of the modern day, a very important aspect of Indian Classical dance, saattvikaabhinaya, or dance which comes from and deals with the matters of the heart and soul, is probably being neglected, making people lose out on the aesthetics of the portrayal of myriad moods and sentiments.
As a step in highlighting this abhinaya, Parampara and its director Sanjay Kumar Joshi, a renowned dancer himself, will be showcasing a galaxy of illustrious dancers in several dance traditions of India. Besides, there will be lectures with demonstrations on the various aspects of abhinaya by some expert dancers.
For further details, please contact Sanjay Kumar Joshi at 2756-7626/98493-16526.